The K.I.S.S. 5K Run/Walk represents more than just an event – it’s a movement!

Thanks to the endless dedication of volunteer walk leaders, you won’t miss this chance to raise awareness while doing the important work of raising funds for research and patient support. If you can’t make it to Nashville, join the movement at a walk closer to home at a walk location from the growing list below. Last year, we set a record with 78 virtual walk locations in the U.S. and 6 internationally! With your help, we can crush that record in 2017!

Official Walk Locations in 2017 – Click location to Register

April 22, 2017 – 10:00 am in every time zone, unless otherwise listed

We Fight for Iresa – Columbus, AR

Marilyn’s Fight For Life Kick SARCOIDOSIS Campaign – Newark, DE

Team KISS Jacksonville Walk – Jacksonville, FL

A Stroll Through the Park for Sarc – Wheaton, IL (Chicagoland location)

Lake Charles Sarcoidosis 5K Walk/Run – Lake Charles, LA

Team KISS Old Town, ME Walk – Old Town, ME

Warriors Sarcoidosis Support Group Walk – Ann Arbor, MI

Team St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

Sarcoidosis Awareness Walk NJ – Manasquan, NJ

Scoops Squad FSR Awareness – Rockville Center, NY

Sarcoidosis of Long Island 2nd Annual Awareness Walk – Stony Brook, NY

Ohio’s KISS Walk for Sarcoidosis Awareness – Canton, OH

Walk to Remember Patrick “PJ” McGonagle – Philadephia, PA

Team KISS Philadelphia Walk – Philadelphia, PA


Walking Warriors – Annandale, VA

Brantford Sarcoidosis Awareness Walk- Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Aussies Stop Sarcoidosis – Brisbane, QLD – Australia


Don’t see a location that works for you? Join our team of walk leaders and bring a walk to your hometown! We will work with you to make your walk a success and make every step of the way as easy as possible. Once officially registered, walk leaders receive:

  • Exclusive Virtual Walk Leader t-shirt
  • Exclusive page for your walk with information and registration on FSR’s website
  • Walk Leader Handbook & Tools (e.g. customizable press release, FSR logo, in-kind donation request letter, etc.)
  • Guidance from FSR staff in making your event a success
  • Customizable flyer for your walk
  • Training webinar
  • Walk Leader FAQs

To learn more about being a walk leader, email Amy Donatell at

If you prefer to host a walk exclusively for friends and family or participate in your own way, register as a virtual walker! You’ll still receive a tshirt, and be able to join the movement on social media with #stopsarcoidosis!